Friday, September 27, 2013

Another TV Trial Run

Thursday evening; okay let's check out "Parenthood."

 For the first twenty minutes or so I actually thought this might offer something of interest.  And perhaps it does, if your life is not sufficiently filled with angst, tribulation, and annoyances such that you wish to peek in voyeuristic-ally on others' problems.
As it turns out, as is the case with most network television, the commercials were much more interesting than the programming.

Seems to me this is going to be a good winter for catching up on the reading of those classics you always planned to read, yet never got around to it.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

More "New" TV

So I passed on a "White Collar" rerun in favor of the new Michael J. Fox Show because I have liked Fox for many years, enjoyed his work, and admire his handling of his illness.

They should have called it the "Alex P. Keaton Show" and brought Fox back as an ultra-conservative yet powerful politician in today's going-to-hell-in-a-handbasket politically correct EC liberal milieu.

But, ho-hum, it is an attempt at a sit-com fraught with political correctness in its own right.  Sit-com.  No, I personally couldn't sit through the first half hour.

Back to reruns and old movies this season, it seems.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

More "TV Review"

The Missus subscribes; I just bring it home from the mailbox.  What caught my eye here, though, was the "60 Hot Shows" blurb.

I submit that there probably have not been sixty "hot shows" in the history of the medium.  Depending, perhaps, on what is meant by "hot."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Season: TV Review

Herk walked down my driveway and watched my puttering with a little project for half-minute, then he said

Didja watch the new show, Blacklist?

I did.

Whatcha think? Pretty cool, huh?

Totally derivative.  The crook-aids-law-enforcement straight from White Collar;  blood and gore from any number of crime programs, just another in the list of shows that hope to see how far they can go, and how soon they can turn your stomach; kick-ass tough girl on the side of good from NCIS, NCIS -LA, SVU, and any number of other programs; spouse with a secret life, well you've seen it all before.  And James Spader played his role with the same arrogance with which he played a lawyer in Boston Legal.  Why not?  Lawyer, crook.

I see no compelling reason whatsoever to put the show on my watch-list.

Herk was already half-way home.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


"Funny," Tildy said, "how some women can go to the finest boutiques, spend the greatest quantity of money for an outfit, then look like crap wearing it.  Others can go to Walmart, spend thirty bucks and look like a million dollars."

Yep.  One who has a sense of style will always look stylish, and she who has no such sense cannot buy it for any amount of money.

Still, it is beyond me why women of all sizes and shapes have to wear the latest "look" whether it looks good on them or not.